RU2713343C2 - Liquid dispensing container with multi-position valve and drinking straw - Google Patents

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RU2713343C2
RU2713343C2 RU2018128773A RU2018128773A RU2713343C2 RU 2713343 C2 RU2713343 C2 RU 2713343C2 RU 2018128773 A RU2018128773 A RU 2018128773A RU 2018128773 A RU2018128773 A RU 2018128773A RU 2713343 C2 RU2713343 C2 RU 2713343C2
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Abstract

FIELD: beverage preparation devices.SUBSTANCE: liquid dispensing container includes a body, a cover, a valve unit and a drinking tube.EFFECT: valve assembly is configured to move between a first position to provide dispensing of contents by turning and/or compressing the container and a second position to ensure delivery of content by suction and/or compression through a drinking tube.20 cl, 8 dwg

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[0001] This application claims the priority and effect of a US patent application for invention No. 14 / 592,267, registered January 8, 2015, under the name LIQUID DISCHARGE CONTAINER WITH MULTI-POSITION VALVE AND DRINKING TUBE, which is fully included in this document.
BACKGROUND
FIELD OF THE INVENTION
[0002] This application relates specifically to a liquid dispensing container, and more particularly, to a liquid dispensing container, which may include a multi-position valve and / or a drinking tube.
Description of the Related Art
[0003] Known containers may contain a number of different types of liquids and fluids such as water, beverages, spirits, juices and the like. Known containers may also contain various products such as energy drinks, protein drinks, shakes, foods, seasonings, sauces, and liquid food substitutes.
[0004] These well-known beverage containers can be used in a wide variety of environments, such as at home, in the service, in the sports or gym, and on trips. Known beverage containers can still be used during activities such as training, driving a car or riding in a car, bus, tram or aircraft.
[0005] In some cases, a compressible type container may be claimed in which the contents of the container are supplied by inverting and compressing the container. A compressible type container can be used before, during or after active sports such as cycling, climbing mountains, jogging or walking. Known compressible containers can be used in a tense environment and with sufficient flexibility to provide a drink thrown by a strong jet while maintaining their structural integrity when grasping or holding by the consumer and maintaining, as a rule, the same shape. Known containers of compressible type can also be configured to open and close again with the mouth of the consumer with the possibility of providing drink with minimal interference to current activities.
[0006] These known compressible type containers may be called water bottles and a large number of water bottles are reusable and refillable. Water bottles are typically used to make up for fluid loss, such as by cyclists, and traditional water bottles typically include a housing, a cap, and a valve that moves relative to the cap between the open and closed positions. In the open position, liquid can be supplied from the bottle, and in the closed position, the flow of liquid from the bottle is stopped.
[0007] The valves of water bottles are often in the form of tubular valves, which include a vertical support that can move between open and closed positions. The tubular valve typically moves perpendicular to the cap to allow fluid to flow out of the water bottle or to seal the opening in the cap. Thus, in particular, the tubular valve can be moved away from the lid to open a conventional water bottle and allow fluid to flow through the valve. When moving the tubular valve in the direction of or touching the cover, the valve may close and fluid may not flow through the valve. Fluid is typically dispensed from a known water bottle by turning the bottle over and allowing the contents to flow through the valve in the open position. In order to accelerate the flow of water through the valve, the bottle can be made of light and deformable plastic and water can be more quickly dispensed by compressing the bottle.
US 6,971,551 is disclosed in the prior art, disclosing a beverage dispenser container (100), which includes a main chamber (112, 114) for storing the first liquid and a liquid dispensing device (430) connected to the main chamber. The beverage dispenser (100) is configured to provide access to the main chamber when it is in the first position, and is configured to hydraulically seal the main chamber in the second position. The main chamber further defines a cavity (110) adapted to accommodate a second container (130). The second container contains a second fluid in the second chamber and has a fluid opening configured to open to allow fluid to enter the second chamber.
In addition, US 7,204,382 is known which discloses a hydration system for transferring easily dispensed liquids, such as water, in which there is a removable lid with an annular valve that closes the container. A flexible tube is located through the center of the annular valve and extends, as a rule, almost to the bottom of the tank. The valve is attached to the end of the tube, which is external to the container. When the ring valve is closed, the hydration system is practically closed, which prevents fluid loss.
The closest analogue is US 8,272,525, opening a lip-opening lid intended for use in conjunction with a container or container lid having a valve seat and an outlet for the contents of the container to exit. A lip-opening container is also provided in which a lip-opening lid is used. The cover consists of a gasket with a lip-engaging annular wall, a central part radially directed into the wall, and a peripheral flange that engages with the valve seat. The cover includes a rigid support, which has openings for fluid flow, supports the central part of the gasket and places the gasket opposite the valve seat.
Also known from the prior art are US 2015/0164254, WO 2007/069257 and WO 2008/113129 related to this prior art.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
[0008] In some situations, compressible type containers requiring a bottle overturn to supply fluid may not be desirable. For example, a cyclist or driver of a vehicle should divert his or her head back and divert his or her attention from the road for at least a moment in order to consume the contents of a compressible type container. In addition, a compressible type container with its inherent need to lift the container may not be desirable in some situations. For example, in cases where height or space may be limited or where shelter is needed, it may be difficult or undesirable to turn the bottle over and / or adjust the position of the person’s head for drinking from a known compressible type container. In addition, during calmer or more measured activities such as walking, a person may not want to tilt his or her head back and constantly turn and squeeze the container in order to consume the contents of the container.
[0009] In such situations, a container equipped with a drinking tube may be used. Known containers, however, often have the need to remove the lid and insert the drinking tube into the opening in the container. This method can be time-consuming, require physical dexterity, and more than once a drinking tube may be lost before use. In addition, many containers equipped with drinking tubes may allow spilling or leakage of the contents from the opening and / or the drinking pipe due to oversight, especially when the container is full. In addition, some well-known containers equipped with drinking tubes ensure that the contents of the container are consumed only through the drinking pipe, unless the drinking pipe is physically removed from the container. The physical removal of the drinking tub, however, can, in an undesirable manner, take a considerable amount of time. In addition, it may be especially difficult to consume the whole or last contents of many containers equipped with drinking tubes, which may waste some of the contents and the remaining contents may disadvantageously leak out of the container. In addition, stable mass fluid intake, which may be in demand during or after sports, can be difficult especially when the contents of the container are at a lower level.
[0010] Thus, there is a need for a container for dispensing a liquid, which will eliminate the above disadvantages and difficulties.
[0011] The first aspect is a container that can be sized and configured to contain one or more liquids. For example, the container may contain one or more liquids, drinks, spirits, juices, vitamin-fortified drinks, energy drinks, thirst-quenching drinks, flavored water, and the like. The container may also contain solutions and / or solid components such as energy drinks, protein drinks, shakes, liquid food substitutes, etc. In addition, the container may be a mixing cup, and the contents may be shaken, stirred, shaken and / or mixed as desired, for example, with food additives, vitamins, protein powders, etc. This can provide the container used to make protein drinks, shakes, fruit shakes, condiments, sauces, etc. The container could also be a water bottle in which water and other types of fluids can be transported and / or consumed. The container could further include food products, including fruits, vegetables, soups, and the like.
[0012] Preferably, the container can be reusable and refillable, which can ensure that the container is used for a large number of different purposes over an extended period of time. The container can also be easily wearable and collapsible. For example, a container can easily be held by a consumer in one hand. In addition, the container may be insulated to help maintain the contents at a desired temperature, such as at a lower or higher temperature. In addition, the container may include a small number of parts or components that can facilitate production and assembly of parts. In this case, the container can be easily disassembled and cleaned. As will be shown in more detail below, the container may include a lid or cork that provides the container with easy filling from various sources.
[0013] The container may also include a handrail and / or grip that can minimize slipping of the hand and / or fingers. A grab bar and / or grab can also facilitate carrying the container. For example, a container may include one or more ribs, protrusions, rough surfaces, and the like. In addition, the container may be sized and configured to be located in a cup holder, a holder for a water bottle for cycling, and the like, which can facilitate transportation, storage and / or use of the container.
[0014] Another aspect is a container, which may be at least partially constructed from a deformable, compressible material such as plastic or other material with suitable characteristics and properties. For example, the container may be constructed of an elastic material that will compress the container and then the container may resiliently return, at least as a rule, to the same shape and configuration. The container may have a relatively large opening to allow easy filling of the container, cleaning and / or washing. It will be clear to a person skilled in the art, after studying this disclosure, that the container could have other shapes, sizes, configurations and / or designs depending, for example, on the intended use of the container.
[0015] However, another aspect is a container, which may include a drinking pipe and a drinking pipe provides the ability to drink in small sips or to suck the contents of the container through the drinking pipe. The drinking tubule may also allow the consumer to drink from the container, although the container is usually in a standing position. Attention should be paid to the fact that the drinking tube may allow the consumer to drink from the container when the container is usually located in an upright position. For example, in one embodiment of the present invention, as a rule, the vertical position may include in each case, when the container is within an angle of 90 ° relative to the vertical. This means that the drinking tube can provide the consumer with drink from the container when the container is located between a generally vertical position and, as a rule, a horizontal position. In another embodiment of the present invention, a consumer may drink from a drinking tub when the upper end of the drinking tub is located above the lower end of the drinking tub. For example, the lower end of the drinking tubing may be located at least proximal to the lower inner surface of the container, and the upper end of the drinking tubing may be located at least at the proximal opening in the lid. The consumer is free to drink through the drinking tubing when the container is positioned so that the upper end of the drinking tubing, which may be located at least in the proximal valve assembly, is above the lower end of the drinking tubing.
[0016] However, yet another aspect is a container, which may include a valve assembly for dispensing the contents of the container through an opening in the lid. The valve assembly may at least partially extend through and align with the opening in the cover. The hole may be located in or at least proximal to the middle of the lid in the direction of the periphery or outer edge of the lid, or another predetermined portion of the lid. The valve assembly may include a gasket, an elastic clamping ring, a sealing ring, and / or a sleeve to aid in sealing the hole when the valve is in the closed position. The valve assembly may provide a liquid and / or air tight seal that can prevent leaks and spills of the contents of the container.
[0017] Preferably, the valve assembly may expand the potential uses and functionality of the container. For example, the valve assembly may include a valve that moves between a first open position that can allow the contents to be dispensed by inverting and / or compressing the container, and a second open position that can allow the contents to be dispensed by suction through the drinking and / or squeezing tube container so that fluid flows through the drinking tub. Thus, increased opportunities can be presented in the sense that the consumer can drink from the container by “injection” or using the container as a well-known water bottle when the valve assembly is in the first open position, or by suction or compression through the tubing drinking when the valve assembly is in the second open position. The valve may also be located in a third or closed position, which may block the flow of fluid through the valve.
[0018] Advantageously, some force may be required to move the valve between different positions. For example, when the valve is in the first open position, a force or other deliberate action may be required to move the valve from the first open position to the second open position. Similarly, when the valve is in the closed position, a force or other deliberate action may be required to open the valve, which can help prevent the valve from opening inadvertently. In addition, to move the valve from the first or second open position to the closed position, a force or deliberate action may be required that can contribute to faster consumption of liquids in the container.
[0019] A consumer can move the valve between three positions by pulling the spout upward using his or her fingers or mouth. For example, the valve may be located in the closed position and the spout may extend upward or away from the container and into the first open position. In the first open position, fluid can flow out of the container and through the nozzle by injection and / or inversion of the bottle, which can ensure that the container is used in a manner resembling a known water bottle. In this position, fluid flows directly through the valve assembly, and not through the drinking tubing. The spout can also be pulled up or away from the container and into the second open position, which can allow the consumer to drink through the drinking tube, as in the case when the container is generally in a standing position. The valve assembly may be moved to the closed position by lowering the nozzle in the downward and / or downward direction of the container. Given this disclosure, one skilled in the art will recognize that the valve can move between different positions depending, for example, on the intended use of the container. In addition, it will be understood that different provisions could have different functions and purposes. For example, when the valve is in the first open position, the consumer can drink from the drinking tube or the fluid can be squeezed out of the container through the drinking tube and, when the valve is in the second position, the fluid can flow through the hole by compression and / or flipping bottles. In addition, it should be understood that the valve assembly may be closed when the nozzle is in any desired position with respect to the bottle, such as, for example, in an intermediate or extended position.
[0020] An additional aspect is a container, which may include a valve assembly with a nozzle, an outlet, a cap for a drinking pipe and a valve body. The nozzle, the outlet, the cap for the drinking tubing and the valve body can be connected or combined by, for example, fitting, snapping, screwing, locking, fastening or locking. When the nozzle and the outlet are in the first position, the contents of the container may be discharged by flipping and / or blowing a stream of fluid from the container. When the nozzle and the outlet are in the second position, the contents of the container may be discharged by suction and / or compression of the fluid through the drinking tube. The cap for the drinking tub and the valve body may remain stationary or fixed relative to the cap when the spout and outlet move relative to the cap. One or more gaskets, elastic clamping rings, o-rings, bushings, and the like can be used in the part relating to the nozzle, outlet, cap for the drinking tubing and valve body to ensure the valve assembly is tight and / or to prevent fluid leakage from the container .
[0021] In addition, an additional aspect is a container, which may include a lid. The lid can be coupled or connected to the container by means of a threaded connection and this can provide quick unscrewing of the lid from the container in an unpretentious way. This lid may also be optionally or permanently attached to the container. The lid may also include a gasket, an elastic clamping ring, an o-ring, and / or a sleeve to seal the openings of the container. The cover may be constructed of plastic, metal, a combination of either plastic and metal or other materials with appropriate characteristics and properties. The cap may also include an air valve. The air valve may be a one-way valve configured to reduce or relieve pressure that may be created in an airtight container when sucked through a drinking tube. The air valve, for example, can be made with a hatch in the cover above the valve with a slot in the gasket of the cover. Given this disclosure, it will be apparent to one of ordinary skill in the art that the lid could be larger or smaller, with any suitable number of openings or openings of different sizes, depending, for example, on the purpose of the container.
[0022] Preferably, the container can be constructed from relatively few parts, which can be quickly and efficiently manufactured. For example, the container may include a housing for containing liquid such as a bottle, reservoir, and the like. The housing may include an opening and a cover, a plug or closure may be used to seal the opening, at least in part. The container may also include a valve assembly that controls fluid flow through an opening in the lid. It should be understood that the container, housing, valve assembly and cover may include any number of parts and components depending on, for example, the purpose of the container.
[0023] An additional aspect is a container for dispensing a liquid, which may include a housing; a cover attached to the body; and a valve assembly movably between a closed position, a first open position and a second open position. The valve assembly may include a spout, and the spout may move in a hole in the cap. The spout can move relative to the cap between the closed position, the first open position and the second open position. The valve assembly may also include a channel connected to the nozzle, and the channel may include a first hole that allows fluid to flow into the interior of the channel and a second hole that allows fluid to flow into the interior of the channel. In addition, the valve assembly may include a drinking tubing connector coupled to the cap; a cap of the drinking tubing at least partially located in the connector of the drinking tubing; and a drinking tubing connected to a drinking tubing connector. When the valve assembly is in the closed position, the valve assembly may block fluid flow through the nozzle. When the valve assembly is in the first open position, the first fluid passage can allow fluid to flow through the first opening in the channel and the nozzle. When the valve assembly is in a second open position, a second fluid passage can allow fluid to flow through the drinking tubing, the cap of the drinking tubing, the second opening in the channel, and the nozzle.
[0024] Another further aspect is a fluid dispensing container, which, when the valve assembly is in the closed position, may include a nozzle located in the closed position; when the valve assembly is in the first open position, the spout may be located in the first open position; and when the valve assembly is in the second open position, the spout may be located in the second open position. In addition, when the valve assembly is in the closed position, the fluid may not be able to flow through the first passage or the second passage; when the valve assembly is in the first open position, the fluid may not be able to flow through the second passage; and when the valve assembly is in the second open position, the fluid may not be able to flow through the first passage. In addition, the location of the valve assembly may determine whether fluid flows through the first passage and / or the second passage. In addition, the fluid cannot flow through the drinking tubing or the cap of the drinking tubing when the valve assembly is in the first open position; and fluid may flow through the drinking tubing and the cap of the drinking tubing when the valve assembly is in a second open position. Additionally, the fluid in the container body may flow through the drinking tubing, the cap of the drinking tubing, the second opening in the channel and the nozzle when the valve assembly is in the second open position; and the fluid cannot flow through the first opening in the channel when the valve assembly is in the second open position. Ultimately, when the valve assembly is in a first open position, fluid may be discharged from the housing by inverting and drawing in the nozzle and / or compressing the container; and when the valve assembly is in the second open position, fluid may be discharged from the housing by suction and / or compression through the drinking tubing.
[0025] Still another additional aspect is a container for dispensing a fluid, which may include a housing; a cover attached to the body; and a valve assembly movably between a closed position, a first open position and a second open position. When the valve assembly is in the closed position, the valve assembly may block the flow of fluid from the housing; when the valve assembly is in the first open position, the first fluid passage can allow fluid to be dispensed from the housing by inverting and / or compressing the container; and when the valve assembly is in a second open position, a second fluid passage can allow fluid to be dispensed from the housing by suction and / or compression through the drinking tube. In addition, when the valve assembly is in the closed position, the fluid cannot flow through the first passage or the second passage; when the valve assembly is in the first open position, fluid cannot flow through the second passage; and when the valve assembly is in a second open position, fluid cannot flow through the first passage.
[0026] These and other aspects, features and advantages of the present invention will become more fully apparent from the following brief description of the drawings, drawings, detailed description of a preferred embodiment and the attached claims.
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[0027] The accompanying drawings include drawings of a preferred embodiment to further illustrate and clarify the above and other aspects, advantages, and features of the present invention. It should be understood that these drawings illustrate only a preferred embodiment of the present invention and are not intended to limit its scope. In addition, it should be understood that, although the drawings may illustrate the preferred sizes, scales, relative positions and configurations of the present invention, the drawings are not intended to limit the scope of the invention described in the claims. The present invention will be described and explained with additional specificity and detail through the use of the attached drawings, while
[0028] Figure 1 is a perspective view of an example container according to one or more embodiments of the invention;
[0029] Figure 2 is an exploded view of a container;
[0030] FIG. 3 is an enlarged, exploded view of a portion of the container shown in FIG. 2 illustrating an example of a cap, cap gasket, and valve assembly;
[0031] FIG. 4 is an enlarged perspective view of a portion of the container shown in FIG. 2, illustrating an example of a lid, valve assembly, and drinking tubing;
[0032] FIG. 5 is an enlarged perspective view of a portion of the container of FIG. 2 from below, illustrating an example of a lid, valve assembly, and drinking tubing;
[0033] figa is an enlarged view with a local side sectional view of an example valve assembly, illustrating the valve assembly in the closed position;
[0034] FIG. 6B is an enlarged local sectional side view of an example valve assembly illustrating the valve assembly in a first open position; and
[0035] FIG. 6C is an enlarged local side view of an example valve assembly in a second open position.
Detailed description
[0036] The present invention is directed, in general, to containers for dispensing a liquid. The principles of the present invention, however, are not limited to liquid dispensing containers. It is understood that in light of the present disclosure, the liquid dispensing containers disclosed herein may have a number of suitable shapes, sizes, configurations, and designs. It is also understood that containers for dispensing liquids may include any desired number of parts and components such as containers, valve assemblies, covers, drinking tubes, and the like; and liquid dispensing containers may include any appropriate number and combination of features, details, aspects, and the like. In addition, although containers for dispensing liquids are illustrated in the accompanying drawings as having specific designs and configurations, it should be appreciated that containers for dispensing liquids may have other designs and configurations. In addition, containers for dispensing liquids can be successfully used with other types of devices.
[0037] In addition, to assist in describing various examples of embodiments of the dispensing containers, words such as upper, lower, front, back, sides, right and left can be used to describe the accompanying drawings, which may be, but not necessarily made to scale. It should be further understood that the containers for dispensing liquids can be located in various necessary positions or orientations and used in many specific places, environments and organizational events. Now follows a detailed description of examples of embodiments of containers for dispensing liquid.
[0038] FIG. 1 is a perspective view of an example container 10 according to one or more embodiments of the invention. The container 10 may be a compressible type bottle in which fluids can be expelled from the container by compressing the sides of the container. The container 10 can then easily return to its original configuration when pressure is no longer applied. Thus, in the first configuration or embodiment, the container 10 may be a water bottle. In another configuration or embodiment, the consumer may drink from the container 10 using a drinking tub. Therefore, the container 10 can serve many purposes and can provide easy and convenient maintenance, transportation and consumption of the fluid.
[0039] As shown in the accompanying drawings, the container 10 may include a cover 12 with an opening 14. The opening 14 may be surrounded by a raised surface such as a flange 16, and the spout 18 may be at least partially located in the opening. The nozzle 18 may be configured to allow fluid to flow out of the container 10. The nozzle 18 may include a distal end 20 and this end of the nozzle may be rounded or cut into a cone. The distal end 20 of the nozzle 18 may also include one or more gripping portions 22 such as protrusions, bulges, grooves and the like, which may facilitate gripping and / or movement of the nozzle between one or more positions. For example, the grip portion 22 may include an annular flange located at least proximal to the distal end 20 of the spout 18, and this flange can assist in moving the spout between one or more positions. So, in particular, the spout 18 can move between the first, second and third positions, and one or more of these positions can be a closed position. For example, when the distal end 20 of the nozzle 18 is located at least proximal to or near the flange 16 surrounding the hole 14, the nozzle may be in the closed position. The distal end 20 of the nozzle 18 can move outward and away from the flange 16 surrounding the hole 14, and in the first open position, in which the end of the nozzle is separated from the flange by a first distance. The distal end 20 of the nozzle 18 can still move outward and to the second distance away from the flange 16 and to the second open position. Three different positions of the nozzle 18 are shown in FIGS. 6A-6C and are discussed in more detail below.
[0040] As shown in FIG. 1, the cover 12 may include elements 24 for setting. Elements 24 intended for setting may be any convenient combination of bulges, protrusions, pimples, recesses, dents, rough surfaces and the like. The elements 24 intended for setting may help the consumer to grasp the cover 12. Elements 24 intended for setting may also facilitate the attachment of the cover 12 to the housing 26 of the container 10 and / or its removal. The housing 26 may be dimensionally sized and configured to contain liquids and fluids such as water, water with flavorings, sports drinks, drinks, jellies, food additives and the like. It should be understood that the housing 26 of the container 10 may have different shapes, sizes, configurations and designs depending on, for example, the purpose of the container.
[0041] As shown in the accompanying drawings, the housing 26 of the container 10 may be generally cylindrical in shape, and the top of the container may be conical. The housing 26 may include a recess 28, such as a groove or a receiving chute, to facilitate the holding of the container 10. If desired, the housing 26 may include one or more gripping portions 30 such as a rough surface, which may also facilitate holding container 10. The gripping portions 30 may be at least partially located in the recessed portion 28, if desired. It should be understood that portions 28 with a recess and / or portions 30 for gripping can be any convenient combination of bulges, protrusions, pimples, recesses, dents, rough surfaces and the like. Sections 28, 30 with a recess and for capture, however, are not mandatory.
[0042] The housing 26 may be sized and configured to use the container 10 together with various means such as bicycle water bottle holders, cup holders and the like. The container 10 may include a wearing member 32, such as a shaped grip. The wearing member 32 may have a generally loop-shaped configuration that can allow the container 10 to be easily and in a known manner. The wearing member 32 may also allow the container 10 to be easily connected to other structures by means of a clip, cord, fastener and the like.
[0043] The container 10 may be constructed of a wear-resistant material with a long service life. The container 10 can also be constructed from materials that allow it to be reused and / or put into circulation. For example, the cover 12 may be constructed from a relatively rigid material such as plastic. So, in particular, the cover 12 can be constructed from materials such as high density polyethylene (HDPE) or other materials with similar properties and / or characteristics. The housing 26 may be constructed of a fairly elastic material that will compress or deform the bottle, and then spring back into its original shape. For example, the housing 26 may be constructed of low density polyethylene (LDPE) or other materials with similar properties and / or characteristics. Given this disclosure, it will be apparent to one of ordinary skill in the art that the container 10 and its various parts, such as the lid 12 and the housing 26, can be constructed from different materials with appropriate properties, such as different types of plastics, glass, metal , composites and the like. In addition, the lid 12 and / or the housing 26 can be constructed from at least partially transparent and translucent materials, which can allow the consumer to see the type and amount of fluid in the container 10. Additionally, the wearing element 32 can be constructed from a relatively wear-resistant material such as plastic, and this wearing element may be elastic to ensure its location in different positions and locations. As indicated below, the wearing member 32 may be attached to the container 10 with a holding member such as a ring, and this holding member may be located between the lid 12 and the housing 26. It should be understood that the wearing member 32 can be attached to any convenient area container 10 and the wearing element can be attached by other means, including pivotally attaching the wearing element 32 to the lid 12 or the housing 26. The wearing element 32, however, is optional.
[0044] As shown in FIG. 2, the container 10 may include a lid gasket 34, a valve assembly 36, a drinking tube 38 and a holding member 40. The lid gasket 34 may help create an airtight seal between the lid 12 and the body 26 of the container 10. The valve assembly 36 may help regulate the flow of fluid from the container 10. Thus, in particular, the valve assembly 36 can control whether the fluid can flow out of the container 10, and the valve assembly can control whether fluid flows through the drinking tube 38 or through another passage . Thus, the valve assembly 36 can not only determine whenever a fluid can flow out of the container 10, but also a path that the fluid can follow. The holding member 40 may be used to attach the wearing member 32 to the container 10.
[0045] Entering all the details, the valve assembly 36 may include a nozzle 18, and the nozzle may be movable in the hole 14 in the cover 12. The nozzle engaging portion 22 may consist of an outwardly extending annular flange located at the distal end 20 and the spout may include a first receiving portion 42 and a second receiving portion 44. A seal, gasket, or the like may be at least partially located in the first and / or second receiving portions, if desired. As shown in the accompanying drawings, the spout 18 can have a generally cylindrical configuration and the spout can be dimensionally sized and can fit snugly into, as a rule, a round hole 14 in the lid 12.
[0046] The valve assembly 36 may also include a channel 48 with an elongated body 50 and an outwardly extending portion 52 with a rough or uneven surface 54 may be located at one end of the body. The other end of the channel 48 may include a base part 56, and this base part may have a diameter larger than the housing 50. If desired, a cone-shaped section and / or an engaging portion 46 such as a rim ring may be located between the housing 50 and the base part 56 of the channel 48. The base part 56 may include a receiving portion 58 such as a groove or groove, and a plurality of holes 60 located at least proximally to the base part.
[0047] The channel 48 is preferably a cavity for allowing fluid to flow through the channel. In addition, fluid may flow into channel 48 through openings 60 that may be formed in the wall of housing 50 and / or opening 62 at the end of this channel. Thus, the fluid may enter the channel 48 through one or more openings 60 and / or 62. Consequently, the fluid may flow in two different ways into the channel 48. The fluid may exit the channel 48 through the upper opening 64 of the channel 48.
[0048] The valve assembly 36 may also include a drinking tub cap 66 and a drinking tub connecting piece 68. As shown in the accompanying drawings, the drinking tubing 38, the drinking tubing cap 66 and the drinking tubing fitting 68 can be coupled either in the fluid connection to allow fluid to flow through the drinking tubing and into the cap of the drinking tubing. Drinking pipe 38, drinking pipe cap 66 and / or drinking pipe connection 68 can be coupled by means of a clutch, mate and / or snap-fit connection. The drinking tubing 38, the drinking tubing cap 66 and the drinking tubing fitting 68 can also be connected using other convenient means, and these components can optionally be connected for purposes such as assembling parts and / or cleaning. These and other components of the container 10 can also be made in whole, as part of a single, integral structure, as desired.
[0049] With all the details, as shown in FIG. 3, the cover gasket 34 can be located in the cover 12 and the cover gasket can help create a tight seal between the cover and the housing 26 of the container 10. In addition, the spout 18 can be at least partially located in the hole 14 in the cover 12 and the upper portion of the channel 48 may be located inside the nozzle. The spout 18 can be engaged with the channel 48 so that the spout and channel can move together. For example, the nozzle 18 may be constructed of plastic and may be molded at least in a portion of the channel 48. Thus, in particular, the nozzle 18 may be molded in the upper portion of the channel 48. In this embodiment, when the nozzle 18 moves up and downward relative to the hole 14 in the cover 12, the channel 48 can also move up and down. The movement of the nozzle 18 and the channel 48 described in more detail below can create various passages through which the fluid can flow through the valve assembly 36. It will be clear to the person skilled in the art after viewing this disclosure that the nozzle 18 and the channel 48 can be engaged and / or connected in various suitable configurations and designs. It should also be clear to a person skilled in the art, after viewing this disclosure, that spout 18 and channel 48 could be a single, integral structure or different structures that should not be linked or connected.
[0050] The cap 66 of the drinking tubing and the connecting portion 68 of the drinking tubing can remain generally in a fixed position relative to the cover 12. For example, the connecting portion 68 of the drinking tubing can be engaged with the cap 12 by one or more thread steps 70. In addition, the cap 66 of the drinking tubing can be coupled to the connecting portion 68 of the drinking tubing by means of a connecting member 72 such as a tongue, bulge, flange, fastener and the like. For example, the connecting member 72 may be located in the receiving portion 74 in the connecting portion 68 of the drinking tubing to engage the cap of the drinking tubing and the connecting portion of the drinking tubing. The connecting element 72 and the receiving section 74 can be connected by means of engagement, mating and snap connection. After viewing this disclosure, it will be apparent to one skilled in the art that these various components of the valve assembly 36 can be coupled or connected using other distinguished structures, fittings, and the like.
[0051] With all the details, the cap 66 of the drinking can may include an upper portion 76, which may be at least partially located in the base part 56 of the channel 48. As can be seen in FIG. 3, the upper portion 76 of the cap 66 of the tubing for drinking may include many holes 78 and the lower portion 80 of the cap of the drinking tub may have a larger diameter than the upper portion. The inclined or conical surface 82 may connect the upper and lower portions 76, 80 of the cap 66 of the drinking tub. The lower portion 80 of the cap 66 of the drinking tubing may include a hollow inner portion that is in fluid communication with the openings 78 in the upper portion 76 of the cap of the drinking tubing. The cap 66 of the drinking can may also include one or more gaskets or seals. For example, the first gasket or seal 84 may be positioned at least proximally to the upper portion 76 of the cap 66 of the drinking tub and the second gasket or seal 86 may be positioned at least proximally to the inclined surface 82.
[0052] The drinking tubular connection member 68 may include one or more openings that allow fluid to flow into the drinking tubing connecting part 68. For example, the drinking tubular connecting portion 68 may include a first plurality of holes 88 and the first plurality of holes 88 may allow a large volume of fluid to flow into the drinking tubing connecting portion 68. The drinking tubular connection 68 may also include a second plurality of openings 90 and these openings, for example, can allow additional fluid to flow into the connecting portion of the drinking tubing and / or allow fluid to flow out. Preferably, the first and / or second plurality of orifices 88, 90 may allow a large volume of fluid to flow through the drinking tubular connector 68. The connecting part 68 of the drinking tub may also include a guide or mounting member 92, which may be configured to facilitate positioning of the valve assembly 36 in a desired position. The connecting part 68 of the drinking tubing may further include an end 94, which is adapted to engage with the drinking tubing 38. The drinking tube 38 may optionally be engaged with the connecting part 68 of the drinking tube, which may facilitate the assembly of parts and / or the cleaning of the container 10.
[0053] As noted above, valve assembly 26 may include a number of gaskets or seals 84, 86 that can help create a leakproof and / or tight seal. Valve assembly 36 may also include additional gaskets or seals to facilitate the creation of leak-proof and / or sealed structures. In addition, one or more gaskets or seals can be used to facilitate the creation of the required fluid passages.
[0054] The valve assembly 36 may block the flow of fluid through the nozzle 18. The valve assembly 36 may also allow fluid to flow through the first passage and through the nozzle 18. In addition, the valve assembly 36 may also allow fluid to flow through the second passage and through the nozzle. 18. For example, as shown in FIG. 6A, when the valve assembly 36 is in the closed position, the location of the channel 48 relative to the cap 66 of the drinking tub can prevent fluid from flowing into the nozzle 18. In particular, the upper portion 76 of the cap 66 rubochki for drinking and the first seal 84 may be disposed in the housing 50 a channel 48, and this fact can prevent the flow of fluid into the upper channel segment. Since the upper portion 76 of the cap 66 of the drinking tub and the first seal 84 can block the flow of fluid in the housing 50 of the channel 48, the fluid cannot enter the nozzle 18. As shown in FIG. 6B, when the valve assembly 36 is in the first open position, the upper portion 76 of the cap 66 of the drinking tubing and the first seal 84 can prevent fluid from flowing through the cap 66 of the drinking tubing and into channel 48. Valve assembly 36, however, can allow fluid to flow through openings 60 in the wall of housing 50 of channel 48. first fluid passage is shown by dotted lines A-A in Figure 6B. As shown in FIG. 6C, when the valve assembly 36 is in the second open position, fluid may flow through the second passage. The second passage may allow fluid to flow through the drinking pipe 38 and the drinking pipe cap 66. The second seal 86 may facilitate blocking fluid flow between the channel 48 and the cap 66 of the drinking tub. It should be understood that the seals 84, 86 may be of any suitable type of seal, such as O-rings, gaskets, and the like. The second fluid passage is indicated by dashed lines BB in FIG.
[0055] As shown in FIGS. 4 and 5, the cover 12, the valve assembly 36 and the drinking tube 38 can be connected. In addition, the opening 14 in the lid 12, the spout 18, the drinking tubing 38, the drinking tubing cap 66 and the drinking tubing fitting 68 can be generally aligned along a central axis. The hole 14 in the lid 12, the spout 18, the drinking tubing 38, the drinking tubing cap 66 and the drinking tubing fitting 68, however, could be located at one or more angles depending, for example, on the purpose of the container 10.
[0056] When using the container 10, the spout 18 can move between closed and open positions. In particular, the nozzle 18 can be moved between the closed position shown in FIG. 6A, a first open position, as shown in FIG. 6B, and a second open position, as shown in FIG. 6C. Preferably, when moving the nozzle 18, the channel 48 can also move and the location of the nozzle and the channel can regulate the flow of fluid through the nozzle. This means that the location of the nozzle 18 can determine whether the fluid will flow through the nozzle or not. The location of the nozzle 18 can also control the passage through which the fluid can flow through the valve assembly 36, and this can determine the possibility of suction and / or compression of the fluid through the drinking tube 38 or the possibility of pouring and / or compression through the nozzle 18 when the container 10 is turned over .
[0057] With all the details in the closed position shown in FIG. 6A, the upper portion 76 of the cap 66 of the drinking tub and the seal 84 can prevent fluid from entering the elongated body 50 of the channel 48. In this configuration, the lower portion of the nozzle 18 and the lower portion of the housing 50 of the channel 48 may be generally aligned, and the upper portion 76 of the cap 66 of the drinking tub can be located in the lower portion of the housing 50 to prevent fluid from entering the channel 48. If the fluid cannot enter the housing 50, it cannot to flow through the spout 18. In the closed position the base member 56 can enter a channel 48 in contact or come into contact with the connecting part 68 for drinking tube and the distal end 20 of the spout 18 may be positioned at least proximate a flange 16 surrounding the opening 14 of the lid 12.
[0058] In the first open position shown in FIG. 6B, the spout 18 and the channel 48 can be moved upward so that the receiving portion 58 aligns with and receives the engaging portion 96 of the guide member 92 of the drinking tubing connector 68. When the engaging portion 96 is located in the receiving portion 58, the spout 18 may be located in the first open position. In the first open position, the distal end 20 of the nozzle 18 may be located at a first distance from the flange 16 and the base part 56 of the channel 48 may be spaced apart from the connecting part 68 of the drinking tub. A first fluid passage may be provided to allow fluid to flow through the nozzle 18. In this embodiment, the fluid cannot flow through the drinking pipe 38 or the cap 66 of the drinking pipe. But the fluid can directly flow through the holes 60 in the wall of the housing 50 and into the channel 48 of the nozzle 18.
[0059] In all details, fluid may flow through the first plurality of openings 88 in the drinking tubing connecting part 68 and into the plurality of openings 60 in the channel when the valve assembly 36 is in the first open position. This can be achieved, for example, by the flow of fluid from the housing 26 through the openings 88 into the connecting part 68 of the drinking tubing and into the openings 60 in the channel 48. The fluid can then flow through the housing 50 of the channel 48 and extend beyond the nozzle 18. Preferably when located the valve assembly 36 in the first open position, the housing 26 of the container 10 can be compressed and this can push the fluid through the first passage formed by the openings 88 in the connecting part 68 of the drinking tub, the openings 60 in the channel 48, the channel body 50 and the nose ohm 18. This can ensure that the container 10 functions like a water bottle, for example, since when the container is turned upside down and / or squeezed, fluid can flow from the housing 26 directly into the channel 48 and from the nozzle 18. Furthermore, essentially, if the container 10 is at least filled, the fluid can be ejected by a strong jet by compressing the container and due to which the fluid flows through the first passage.
[0060] In the first open position, the upper portion 76 of the cap 66 of the drinking tubing and the first seal 84 can block the flow of fluid between the cap 66 of the drinking tubing and the passage 48, which can prevent leakage of fluid into the cap of the drinking tubing. In addition, the seal 42 can help prevent fluid from flowing between the flange 16 of the cover 12 and the nozzle 18. Thus, in the first open position, the fluid can only flow through the openings 60 in the housing 50 of the channel 48 and extend beyond the nozzle, and through the tube 38 for drinking or cap 66 of the drinking tube, the fluid cannot flow.
[0061] In the second open position shown in FIG. 6C, the spout 18 and the channel 48 can be arranged so that the annular flange 46 is in contact, comes into contact and / or engages the inner portion 102. The inner portion 102 may be part of the spout 18 and / or covers 12. When the annular flange 46 of the channel 48 contacts, contacts and / or engages the inner portion 102 of the cover 12, any additional outward movement of the nozzle 18 and the channel 48 can be prevented. When the annular flange 46 of the channel 48 is in contact, it enters to Since the contact and / or engages the inner portion 102 of the cover 12, a tight seal can be created. In the second open position, the openings 60 in the channel 48 can no longer be aligned or in fluid communication with the openings 88 in the connecting part 68 of the drinking tub. Thus, it is not possible for the fluid to flow from the housing 26 of the container 10 and through the openings 88 in the connecting part 68 of the drinking tubing into the openings 60 in the housing 50 of the channel 48. However, the fluid can flow through the second passage formed by the tubing 38 for drinking and a cap of 66 tubules for drinking. Specifically, the fluid may flow through the drinking tube 38, the lower portion 80 of the cap 66 of the drinking tubing, the holes 78 in the cap 66 of the drinking tubing, the opening 62 in the lower portion of the channel 48, the channel body 50 and the nozzle 18. Therefore, when the consumer draws in the nozzle 18 or compresses the container 26, the fluid can flow through the drinking tube 38 and into the cap 66 of the drinking tube. The fluid may then flow from the openings 78 in the cap 66 of the drinking tube into the opening 62 in the lower part of the channel 48, through the channel 48 and extend beyond the nozzle 18.
[0062] When it is desired to use the container 10, the lid 12 can be removed from the housing 26 and the container can be easily filled with a fluid such as water, sports drinks and the like. Then the cover 12 can be connected to the housing 26 with a corresponding connection of any type, including a threaded connection. When the nozzle 18 is in the closed position, the fluid cannot flow through the nozzle. If the consumer wishes to use the container 10 as a water bottle, the nozzle 18 can be moved to the first open position and the container can be turned upside down to allow fluid to be expelled from the container. In this position, the fluid may also flow out of the container 10 under the influence of gravity. In addition, in this first position, the fluid may be jetted out of the container. If the consumer wants to drink from the container 10 using the drinking tube 38, the nozzle 18 can be moved to the second open position and the consumer can pull the nozzle into itself, which causes fluid to flow through the drinking pipe 38 into the passage formed by the cap 66 of the a drink and a hole 62 in the lower part of the channel 48. When the spout is in the second open position, the container 10 may also be compressed to cause fluid to flow through the drinking tube 38. It is important to note that different passages can ensure the use of the container 10 in an upright and inverted position, and can ensure the use of the container 10 as a bottle for water or a bottle with a drinking tube 38.
[0063] Although the present invention has been described with respect to several preferred embodiments, other embodiments found by a person skilled in the art are also within the scope of this invention. In this regard, the scope of the present invention is assumed to be defined only by the following claims.

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1. A container for dispensing a liquid, comprising:
a housing comprising a reservoir configured to hold fluid;
a cover attached to the body;
a valve assembly comprising a channel movable relative to the cover between a closed position, a first open position and a second open position, wherein:
when the channel is in the closed position, the valve assembly prevents the flow of fluid through the channel;
when the channel is in the first open position, the first fluid passage passes from the reservoir through the first channel opening; and,
when the channel is in the second open position, the second fluid passage passes from the reservoir through the second channel opening.
2. The liquid dispensing container according to claim 1, wherein the channel moves linearly between the closed position, the first open position and the second open position.
3. The liquid dispensing container according to claim 1, wherein when the channel is in the closed position, the fluid cannot flow through the first passage or the second passage;
moreover, when the channel is in the first open position, the fluid cannot flow through the second passage; and
moreover, when the channel is in the second open position, the fluid cannot flow through the first passage.
4. The container for dispensing a liquid according to claim 1, in which
the valve assembly further comprises a spout connected to the channel, the spout is movable with the channel; and
moving the spout relative to the cap moves the channel relative to the cap.
5. The liquid dispensing container according to claim 1, wherein the location of the channel determines whether fluid can flow through the first passage and / or the second passage.
6. The container for dispensing liquid according to claim 1, in which the first hole in the channel is located in the side wall of the channel and the second hole in the channel is located at the end of the channel.
7. The container for dispensing a liquid according to claim 1, further comprising a connector for a drinking tube connected to a lid; a cap for a drinking tube at least partially located in a connector of a drinking pipe; and a drinking tubing connected to a drinking tubing connector; moreover:
the flow of fluid through the drinking pipe or cap for the drinking pipe is prevented when the channel is in the first open position; and
the flow of fluid through the drinking tube or the cap for the drinking tube occurs when the channel is in the second open position.
8. The container for dispensing a liquid according to claim 1, further comprising a connector for a drinking pipe connected to a lid and a cap for a drinking pipe at least partially located in a connector of the drinking pipe; moreover, the movement of the channel relative to the cap for the drinking tube prevents the flow of fluid through the channel and allows the fluid to flow through the first passage or allows the fluid to flow through the second passage.
9. The container for dispensing a liquid according to claim 1, in which
the valve assembly further comprises a nozzle connected to the channel and configured to move in a hole in the cap; and the spout is arranged to move together with the channel relative to the lid between the closed position, the first open position and the second open position.
10. The container for dispensing a liquid according to claim 9, in which the first portion of the spout is located outside the housing and the lid in the closed position, the first open position and the second open position, and the second portion of the spout is located in the opening of the lid in the closed position, the first open position and the second open position.
11. The container for dispensing a liquid according to claim 9, in which
the nozzle is arranged to move together with the channel between the closed position, the first open position and the second open position in response to manipulations of the nose by the user's fingers or lips.
12. The container for dispensing a liquid according to claim 1, in which
the valve assembly further comprises a nozzle connected to the channel;
the nozzle moves with the channel outward and toward the first distance from the flange surrounding the hole in the lid, to the first open position; and
the nozzle moves with the channel outward and toward the second distance from the flange surrounding the hole in the lid, to the second open position.
13. The container for dispensing a liquid according to claim 12, wherein the first distance is shorter than the second distance.
14. The fluid dispensing container of claim 12, wherein the annular channel flange engages the inner portion of the lid to prevent additional outward movement of the spout and channel when the valve assembly is in a second open position.
15. The container for dispensing a liquid according to claim 1, wherein the valve assembly further comprises an engaging portion; and the receiving portion of the channel is aligned with and receives the engaging portion of the valve assembly in the first open position.
16. A container for dispensing a liquid containing:
a housing comprising a reservoir configured to hold fluid;
a cover attached to the body;
a valve assembly movable between a closed position, a first open position and a second open position;
moreover, when the valve assembly is in the closed position, the valve assembly prevents the flow of fluid from the reservoir of the housing;
when the valve assembly is in the first open position, the first fluid passage extends from the reservoir and allows the fluid to be dispensed from the housing reservoir by inverting and / or compressing the container without passing the fluid through the drinking tube; and
moreover, when the valve assembly is in the second open position, the second fluid passage extends from the reservoir and allows the fluid to be dispensed from the reservoir reservoir by suction and / or compression through the drinking tube,
the first pass and the second pass have a common outlet, which is included in the first pass and second pass.
17. The container for dispensing a liquid according to clause 16, in which:
when the valve assembly is in the closed position, the fluid cannot flow through the first passage or the second passage;
when the valve assembly is in the first open position, fluid cannot flow through the second passage; and,
when the valve assembly is in the second open position, the fluid cannot flow through the first passage.
18. The container for dispensing a liquid according to clause 16, in which the valve assembly includes a nozzle configured to move in the hole in the lid; and the spout is movable relative to the lid between the closed position, the first open position and the second open position.
19. A container for dispensing a liquid according to claim 18, wherein the first portion of the spout is located outside the housing and lid.
20. A container for dispensing a liquid according to claim 18, wherein
the nozzle is arranged to move between the closed position, the first open position and the second open position in response to manipulations of the nose by the user's fingers or lips.
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